Poe-Etic License

Cabaret & Variety · aquarian family circus · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2023
Great reminder of why Poe was outstanding!... full review
CRYSTAL FELICE certified reviewer June 22, 2023
I went in without knowing anything about Fringe events. I was so pleasantly surprised! From the charm of the theater to the passion of the actors, it was such an amazing time! ... full review
CHRISTOPHER CHIANESI certified reviewer June 22, 2023
tagged as: performer · actor · writer · Poe
This show was a cool evening of Poe, ranging from performances of his work, to music-infused storytelling, to an awesome interpretive dance at the end. ... full review
CHRISTINA LINHARDT certified reviewer June 21, 2023
Poe-etic License really created a mystical experience. In just a small non-descript room, the performers managed to capture the Victorian and Gothic atmosphere of Edgar Allen Poe and his time period. Bradley Bobbs rendering of Poe poem was dynamic and artful. Paul Zollo's original song about Poe was entrancing and enchanting. ... full review
SAM JAE certified reviewer June 21, 2023
I loved the vibe of the show and how well the stage was set for this timeless classic. ... full review
JACK FRY certified reviewer June 21, 2023
tagged as: Bells · Raven · Edgar Allen Poe · Poe
I was really surprised. I hear Poe in a new way. This show brought an appreciation to the father of the modern horror genre with an updated Poe without losing the authenticity of the original. The show was the perfect length (45 minutes) and can fit into your fringe schedule of shows nicely. ... full review
IVAN BOTTLIK certified reviewer June 19, 2023
CHRISTOPHER M. ALLPORT certified reviewer June 18, 2023
The advanced mind of Dr. Bobbs must thrive at the intersection of Science and Art. PhD physicist by day, and performer by night, Bradley Bobs has a penchant for the resurrection of important figures of yore. With Poe, Bobbs offers more than a glimpse into the beautifully tortured mind of Edgar Allen. Bobb’s’ poetic expansion takes the audience into a stream-of-consciousness through what must have been the bipolar personality of Edgar Allen Poe. ... full review
HELEN ZULIANI certified reviewer June 18, 2023
It was amazing. Bradley has major imagination and intelligence, and it shows through his creative working of the Edgar Allen Poe narrative. ... full review
WENDY HUGHES certified reviewer June 17, 2023
tagged as: fun · memorable · tasty
Poe-Etic License was anything but dreary. And there was no napping. In a small intimate upstairs theater space in a freeway-convenient part of Hollywood, the cast members, two dressed and made up to portray Edgar Allen Poe, take turns entertaining the audience while we were choosing our seats. A recitation of Bells, forcing echoes from my junior high school obsession with the poem, kicks off the performance. A guitar solo, and two more delicious dramatic (interwoven with comedic and surprising contemporary cultural blends) scenes made me laugh, and then cry a little. Bradley Bobbs is super reciting Poe with wit and feeling. Poe-etic License was an evocative performance - serious, funny, definitely memorable. ... full review